Sonu Kizhakkepura

Research Associate
$4000 / month
November 30, 1990

About Candidate

Highly analytical and multifaceted professional offering an extensive background in research and development involving stimuli-responsive nanoscale inorganic/polymeric hybrid materials. Efficient at facilitating laboratory administrative and research activities and assisting graduate and undergraduate students in attaining their academic goals. Demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to scientific and technical group discussions. Equipped with public speaking experience and a solid knack for developing compelling and coherent presentations for diverse audiences.



Ph.D. Materials Chemistry 2019
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, KA, India

• Developed stimuli-responsive hybrid materials based on mesoporous silica. • Fabricated smart delivery platforms by employing enzymatic chemical networks. • Fabricated polyaniline-based conducting polymeric films incorporated with enzymatic networks towards substrate-controlled electrical conductivity. • Authored scientific papers for publishing in peer-reviewed journals. • Maintained clean, organized, and well-stocked laboratory environments. • Troubleshoot and developed experimental tools to deal with ever-evolving technology. • Enforced laboratory safety protocols and enabled a safe work environment.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Materials Science 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, KA, India

Thesis title: Synthesis and modification of gold nanorods for biomedical applications

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry 2011
Farook College, University of Calicut

Work & Experience

Post-doctoral Research Associate 18-Nov-2019 - Current

• Designed and implemented bio-inspired strategies to fabricate strain-stiffening hydrogels as synthetic extracellular matrix (ECM). • Employed extensive polymer synthesis and characterization skills. • Used several rheological characterization techniques, including DMA, Oscillatory shear rheology, and cavitation rheology. • Maintained accurate records of research findings and provided statistical analysis of data results. • Contributed to and actively participated in research conception, design, and execution to address defined problems. • Wrote and published peer-reviewed articles concerning findings and highlighted possible applications for findings. • Leveraged interpersonal and communication skills to mentor Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate students.


Be the first to review “Sonu Kizhakkepura”

Your Rating for this listing